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Samantha Vinograd

Samantha Vinograd leads Brunswick’s U.S. geopolitical practice. She has served under three bipartisan Administrations and in several key private sector roles. Most recently, she served as the Assistant Secretary for Counterterrorism, Threat Prevention, and Law Enforcement Policy at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Samantha has been deeply engaged in social impact work and served as an advisor to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF and to the Concordia Summit. She was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Public Policy Institute, a David E. Rockefeller Fellow at the Trilateral Commission, and a Millennium Fellow at the Atlantic Council. She was also on the board of the Women’s Foreign Policy Group.

Published in several outlets including New York Times, Washington Post, Daily Beast, USA Today, Harper’s Bazaar, Politico, and Marie Claire, and previously wrote the Presidential Weekly Briefing column on

She is fluent in French and studied advanced Arabic and Hebrew. She received her BA in Asian and Middle Eastern studies from the University of Pennsylvania and her MA in security studies from Georgetown University. Samantha joined the Board in 2022 and is a member of the Marketing Committee.